Brown is a tackling-maching for Coffeyville

Last season, Coffeyville LB Talris Brown (6-2, 232) quietly had an outstanding season for the Red Ravens and received 2nd Team All-KJCCC honors and this year he's already off to a fast start. However, he's still waiting on his firt official offer and he updated on several subjects including why he ended up in Kansas after enjoying a standout prep career in Florida...

"I signed with Troy out of high school, but I couldn't get qualified," Brown admitted to "I decided that I still wanted to play football and I wanted to keep on trying to get myself qualified so my (high school) coaches made some calls around and we found Coffeyville."

Making the move from Pensacola, Florida, where Brown enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Milton High School, to Kansas, he admitted there as a bit of an adjustment period.

"Oh yeah, it was definitely different," Brown said with a chuckle. "I got used to it though and I always kept focused on playing ball and getting my school stuff taken care of and that's really what has kept me so focused."

As a freshman in 2008, Brown dislocated his left shoulder and redshirted, but came back in 2009 to post 91 tackles and an interception and earned 2nd Team All-KJCCC honors for his efforts.

"My coaches use me in the middle and outside, but mainly in the middle," Brown said. "I like having control of the defense and making sure my teammates are lined up right and we can make plays.

"This summer I really got into the film room and worked on reading defenses and giving myself an edge there."

So far this year, those study habits have paid off in spades as Brown has posted nine tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries while helping his team post a 3-0 record.

On the recruiting front, Brown said he's still waiting on his first offer, but he's got plenty of schools interested in what he brings to the table.

"Troy of course is still involved, but I have a lot of other schools looking at me too," Brown said. "I have been talking to Louisiana Tech and pretty much the entire Sun Belt. I also was talking a lot with Texas Tech, Arizona, Kansas State and Iowa State.

"I changed my phone number, so I have to get ahold of all those schools and give them my new number. A lot of them seemed like they were close to offering, but then I stopped being able to talk to anyone and now that I can, I need to get back in touch with them."

Since Brown has already used his redshirt, he'll have two years to play two once he signs with a school in December.

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